Are you looking for a handmade top that features soft and cozy homespun handwoven cotton, paired with whimsical patterns that will be both useful and plain ol’ fun to wear? Look no further than the latest PO-EM top made for Of a Kind exclusively.
The print pairs my ongoing spotted block print (think swiss dots-a-la-painted) with Sicilian Palm trees painted by me and translated to a block printed pattern.
To the outsider I seem like I might have some weird obsession with Sicily, and now that I write that out, I do have an obsession, but it’s not that weird! My father was born there and my paternal ancestry is from that island for who knows how many hundreds of generations. As a result of WW2 and poverty, my father and his family emigrated to Argentina and eventually as an adult he made his way to NYC where he met my mom and had me!
My exploration of the island’s landscape, art and history in my creative practice connects me deeply to my father and my recent ancestry. And this connection means the world to me because my father passed away 13 years ago (wow has it been 13 years already?) and he was wonderful and I miss him. One hour from a volcano named Mt. Etna is where my father was laid to rest. He did this on purpose so that I would have reason to return to this mystical island again and again.
So that being said, here are some pics of the collection! Bottom image is a “click” gallery to see more images.